Margie Freaney

Margie Freaney

  • Acting co-director, Global Business Journalism, Tsinghua University

Research Interests

Methods for teaching corporate governance to business journalists; impact of efforts to reform journalism education.


She is currently teaching Multi-Media Business Reporting in the spring semester. Previously, as a visiting fellow in the GBJ program, she taught Reporting and Writing in English; Advanced Reporting including Multi-Media; Opinion and Commentary; Feature Writing.


A veteran journalist in the United States for more than 35 years, Margie Freaney has spent the last decade training professional journalists in advanced journalism techniques in many countries in Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and most recently in China.

She was a visiting fellow in the GBJ program in 2009-2010 and for the spring semester of 2011. She is currently on temporary assignment to GBJ for the International Center for Journalists. 

She has written “Who’s Running the Company? A Guide to Reporting on Corporate Governance,” published by the (World Bank Group) and the International Center for Journalists; wrote two privately published guidebooks for journalists: “How to Make Your Community Newspaper a Winner” and the American City Business Journals’ Reporter’s Guide, and was a co-author of the manual, “Business and Economic Reporting: Companies, Financial Markets and the Broader Economy,” published by the International Center for Journalists.